It takes about six hours for an average Western-size meal to complete the digestive process. Why six hours? One hour for each of the six tastes. It is best not to overload the digestive system with more food until it has properly absorbed and assimilated the previous meal. Snacking between meals restarts the digestive cycle even though the previous cycle is incomplete. By eating between meals you are asking your system to work overtime with no breaks. I know this goes against many other diet recommendations, but try it to see if your weight returns to it's natural state. It is all about listening to your body's intelligence. If you find you are really hungry between meals, it is often a sign of dehydration rather than hunger. Try sipping some tea. If that doesn't work, a piece of fruit may be consumed.
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